Ardra Nakshatra

Indication: "The star of sorrow" , "The star of Oppression"

Nature / category of star: Tikshna (Tragic/Sharp/Dreadful), Daruna (Tragic)

Direction of Mouth / Motion: Urdhwa Mukha (looking up / facing Upwards)

Pratima (Symbol) : Teardrop, Diamond, A Human Head

Devata (Presiding Deity / Tutelary Archetype): Rudra (The Howling God of the Destructive Storms and Thunder. He is also the Lord of the wild animals and machines).

Shakti (Power): Yatna Shakti (The Power to make an effort and achievement or to make gain in life through effort).

Desire: To Gain lordship over the animals.

Result of Shakti, Basis, & Desire: Brings about achievement.

Characteristics:

Irritable, ungrateful, insincere, wicked, wet, disappointment, weak, roar, howl, loss, treachery, deception, diplomacy, critical, overwhelming, misrepresented, double talk, dishonourable, cruel,assertive, strong willed, sincere, ambitious, successful, high self esteem, sensitive, good psychological insight, versatile, knowledgable, emphatic, hyper sensitive, independent, isolated, sadness, destructive impulses, skilled at creation, recreation, renovation, repair, recycling, cold, calculating, stubborn, controlling, violent temperament, strong, stable.